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What is socialization? Studies showing the comparison of the social adjustment of homeschoolers vs. school children. Articles about the social skills of homeschooled children, and the effect on their development by being around adults a lot.
But What About The Prom?
You think I’m making too big a deal about the prom question? I don’t think so. By Jackie Orsi. The Link.
But What About Socialization?
On Mondays and Wednesdays, I will personally corner my son in the bathroom, give him a wedgie and take his lunch money. From the Kolbe Little Home Journal (Fall 2005).
Children educated at home don’t become social misfits
A detailed study at the University of Michigan of 53 adults who were taught at home by their parents is one of the first to examine the long-term effects of homeschooling.
Children’s Peer Relationships
Critical are the skills needed to initiate and maintain social relationships and to resolve social conflicts, including communication, compromise, and tact.
Christine Jones’ Rant
Is being a human resource, to be molded and shaped for government use and for being on the assembly line, your definition of socialization? Yahoo membership required.
Common Objections To Homeschooling
Answered by John Holt. A good resource for those facing too many objections to their decision to homeschool.
The Development of Social Competence in Children
Researchers have tried to pinpoint the origins of positive social adjustment in relation to genetic, familial, educational, and other factors. Sherri Oden.
Does Homeschooling Prepare Kids for the Real World?
The implication seems to be that because homeschooled children spend so much time with their families, and because they are spared the hard knocks that often accompany attending a conventional school, they will not be prepared for the challenges and problems of adult life in the real world. By Larry and Susan Kaseman, HEM M/J 2011.
Elephants Teach Socializaton
Someone suggested that if the behavior of these “juvenile delinquent pachyderms” was in part due to the lack of a good role model, then maybe providing them with a good role model would help to reverse the trend. By Deborah Kloeppel.
How do my children make neighborhood friends? By Laura Weldon, HEM M/A 07
Homeschooling and the Myth of Socialization
Manfred B. Zysk. Go to your local public school, walk down the hallways and see what behaviors you would want your child to emulate.
Homeschooling and the Redefinition of Citizenship
A. Bruce Arai, Wilfrid Laurier University. This paper frames these debates within the broader issues of citizenship and citizenship education.
Home Schooling and the Question of Socialization
Richard G. Medlin (2000): Home Schooling and the Question of Socialization, Peabody Journal of Education, 75:1-2, 107-123. Socialization can be more accurately defined as “the process whereby people acquire the rules of behavior and systems of beliefs and attitudes that equip a person to function effectively as a member of a particular society.” (Durkin, 1995b, p. 614).
Home Schooling and Socialization of Children
By Nola Kortner Aiex, in ERIC. The home-schooled youngster does as well in measures of interpersonal skills and communication skills as the conventionally schooled child.
Homeschooling Is Best
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Rebuttal from your guide to Tracy Pope who wrote “Classroom is Best” in the “Bay Area Parent.”
In Defense of Protectiveness
One of the most frequent accusations directed at homeschooling parents is that we are over-protective, trying to shield our children from the realities of life. By Christina Hendrick Croft, HEM N/D01.
Living Joyfully With Children
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Win and Bill Sweet: maximize freedom and success, minimize fear and failure. Act on this 4 times a day and you’ll succeed.
Marvin Minsky Comment on Schooling
“Many of our foremost achievers developed under conditions that are not much like those of present-day mass education.”
McGruff Advice for Staying Safe
When some ask about “Socialization” they are sometimes concerned about whether our kids will be “street wise.” Here are some lessons your child should learn.
Miles O’Neal’s Homeschool FAQs
Various studies show that the socialization myth is just that – a myth.
No School Today?
When Tammy Enz realized her son was struggling to explain why he wasn’t in school, she enlisted the help of other homeschoolers to find a way to help him answer the question. – by Tammy Enz – HEM N/D 05
No Thank You, We Don’t Believe in Socialization!
Imagine the following scenes: Your Employer is auditing the Inter-Office Email system and comes across a personal note between you and a coworker. You are required to stand at the podium in the next sales meeting to read it aloud to your coworkers. By Lisa Russell.
The Pathetic Award
Should kids get awards for their behavior? Sherry Kinser examines the issue from both sides. By Sherry Kinser, HEM M/J 07
Paula’s Archives – Socialization
A number of posts about the socialization of homeschooled children and why these parents prefer the socialization skills learn through the home.
I have found that asking someone who is concerned about “socialization” just what *they* mean by “socialization” can be a really interesting and revealing experience. Besides, often the person will get so involved in explaining their particular concerns they end up answering their own questions, letting you off the hook. By Sandy Keane
The Real World
Besides hearing the socialization question, another question heard frequently is whether your children will be ready for The Real World. By Manfred Smith.
Rural Home Schooling and Place-Based Education
Place-based educators use local particulars to teach universal concepts, engage students in community life, and involve people and resources unique to the home community. By Rebecca Jaycox.
By John Taylor Gatto, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991. If you pay for these “socialization” lessons, you should know what is taught.
The “S” Word
Cafi Cohen found that after they started homeschooling, her teens had many more friends because they had more time to spend making and keeping friends.
The “S” Word
Sylvia Sims and her family rushed through the week, spent Saturdays on the soccer field and Sundays were saved for church and of course the ever mythical fairy, Quality Time.
Sociability of Students in a Home-based Charter School
AN A to Z ARTICLE
The results of Craig Butz’s study indicate that students who are educated in the home-based charter school are not adversely affected in their socialization ability.
Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts
“The idea that children need to be around many other youngsters in order to be ‘socialized,'” Dr. Moore writes, is perhaps the most dangerous and extravagant myth in education and child rearing today.”
Socialization: A Great Reason to Keep Your Child Out of School
Larry Edward Shyers obtained a Ph.D. degree at the University of Florida in part by conducting research reported in his thesis, Comparison of Social Adjustment Between Home and Traditionally Schooled Students.
Socialization and Christian Children
For 4 years I have homeschooled and I have very well rounded children that can carry on a conversation in a polite and intelligent manner. Yet I am still questioned about socialization, even by other christians.
Socialization and the Homeschooled Student
Because children schooled at home have the opportunity to interact with a greater representation of the society on a daily basis, they are generally more likely to be socialized to a greater variety of social situations. By Michelle Barone, a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Fred Worth pretty much covers all the objections in a delightfully insightful manner.
Teens, homeschooling, and the lonely crowd
But to me, one of the most interesting things about homeschooling is that it turns the anti-homeschooling argument on its head, and underlines the ways in which contemporary schooling itself is deeply isolating. By Eve Tushnet.
That Dreaded “S” Word
It is so difficult to counter the well meaning, but often not well thought-out question from friends or family when we know they are genuinely concerned, but not necessarily seeing the homeschool advantage in this.
Valedictorian Who Failed Socialization
Neysa Jensen writes about her own experiences as an introvert, yet supposedly “successful” public school student.
We Homeschool – Save the Pity, Please
No one cringed, winced, apologized to my daughter, or said, “That’s too bad.” I’ve had many pity parties held in my honor because of the choice we made to homeschool.
What About Socialization?
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Two women meet at a playground, where their children are swinging and playing ball. The women are sitting on a bench watching. Eventually, they begin to talk.
Yes, My Grown Homeschooled Children Are Odd — And Yours Will Be Too!
By Diane Flynn Keith. I’ll tell you what I think. The truth is, homeschoolers are not well-socialized. here. I’ve said it. Someone had to.
You Were Homeschooled?
Yes, the bubbly, loud, personable (and I’d like to think fashionable) blonde before them was, in fact…taught from home. By Bailey Vincent Clark, Freelance Writer, Health Columnist, and Student for Life.